Category Archives: Training

Articles that discuss Pool and other training opportunities, updates, and news.

TargetSolutions’ New Course Focuses on Firefighter Cancer Prevention

TargetSolutions’ all-new course, NFPA 1851: Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting, raises awareness of leading causes of cancer in the fire service and instructs personnel on firefighter cancer prevention measures.

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Training Update: Time’s Running Out!

As of this June, only three districts have qualified for the Training Credit discounts for next year. That means a lot of districts still have a whole lot of work to do.

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Organizational Strategic Decision Making

This year, we are sponsoring a two-day workshop on organizational strategic decision making, also known as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Organizational strategic decision making is not a static solution; it’s a continuous process that assesses all of the issues your organization may encounter.

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2018 SDA Conference Scholarships are Now Available!

The conference reinforces the special district community by providing an exchange of ideas, and by enabling people to make connections. Our Scholarship Program pays for these new faces to attend by reimbursing their district for the costs associated with attending.

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Got the Winter Blues?

This is the year you can make the commitment to training. One of the best features of your Pool membership is the access to free online training through TargetSolutions. This user-friendly platform allows your team to learn about hazards and even maintain some certifications.

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Fit Responder Injury Free

Injuries are hard to diagnose, difficult to treat, and can take a firefighter out of service early. To help respond to those hazards, we have partnered with Fit Responder, a targeted soft tissue injury prevention program administered by a team of former firefighters and public safety professionals.

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Ask the Experts: Waivers

An injury is not compensable if it occurs as a result of an employee’s participation in a voluntary recreational activity or program, regardless of whether the employer promoted, sponsored, or supported the recreational activity or program.

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Reminder: Training Credit Participation Deadline Approaches!

As we approach the deadline for the Training Credit Programs, a lot of members get their last few employees to take the training and earn the district 5% off of their 2018 liability contribution. Training must be completed at the CSD Pool’s Training Centers between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017

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Get in Gear

We have partnered with First Gear Skid School to help put safer drivers behind the wheel.

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Stay Cool by Avoiding Heat-Related Illness

We have compiled a list of guidelines for those who work outdoors on how to identify and respond to different heat-related illnesses. These guidelines are based on OSHA safety recommendations, and more detailed information can be found on their website.

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